2019-2020 Guest Artists
Omri Drumlevich was born near Jerusalem, Israel. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School in 2010. He joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2010 and was invited to dance for the Batsheva Dance Company between 2012 and 2017. During these years he produced and created for the annual Batsheva Dancers Create Projects. Omri has been a certified Gaga teacher since 2012 and has taught Gaga and repertoire by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal in the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Israel, and other locations. In 2017 Omri was invited to be an Israeli Visiting Artist at Princeton University as a junior lecturer in dance by the Israel Institute. At Princeton he created and performed his solo work Far in support of the Lewis Center for the Arts. In January 2018 Omri joined the cast of the award-winning production of Sleep No More by Punchdrunk International. Omri has been creating in dance, dance theatre, film, theatre, and performance arts since 2010 and has been showing and making his work in venues such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, Suzanne Dellal, Tel Aviv City Hall, and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
Zina Zinchenko was born in Moscow, Russia. She started her dance education with Nikolay Ogruzkov at the Contemporary Dance School in Moscow at the age of 12. She graduated from CODARTS in the Netherlands with a BA degree in 2007. In the Netherlands Zina worked with various choreographers like Ken Ossola, Anouk van Dijk, Emanuel Gat, Roy Assaf, Andrea Miller, and Paul Norton. Between 2006 and 2009 she danced for the Itzik Galili Dance Company, and she danced with Stephen Shropshire for the Noord Nederlands Dans Company between 2009 and 2011. In 2011 she joined the Batsheva Ensemble in Tel Aviv and later was invited to join the Batsheva Dance Company, where she was trained in Gaga and danced from 2012 to 2018. She started teaching Gaga and Naharin's repertoire in 2012 and taught in Moscow, Tel Aviv, Japan, Poland, and more locations. She has been a certified yoga instructor since 2015 (Mysoru, India). Since her participation in the film The Tale of Love and Darkness (directed by Natalie Portman, 2015) she has acted in several commercials and short and feature films, most recently Enetebbe, directed by José Padilha (2018).